Last Days In The L-Town (For Now)…

It’s been goin’ on 3 days that I’ve been back in the ‘Boro–and it feels almost as if I had only dreamt of London and the Worrell House…

But it wasn’t just a dream my friends, and in my last few days there (for now), I tried to live it up a little…

So Tuesday night, we (minus one) sat down in the back garden with with Tap-Daddy (as some were wont to call him) and his wife, enjoying fine conversation, wine, bread, and sticky toffee pudding (which is one of the most delicious desserts I’ve EVER tasted–I’m seriously making that this week)…

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That Wednesday, we had our exam (not too strenuous), and afterwards, I decided to go out and about on my last full day (for now) in this marvelous city…First, I made my way to the Palace of Westminster (a.k.a. The Houses of Parliament), where I went on a scheduled tour of the inside of the building…Granted, this isn’t the most spectacular building I’ve ever seen, politics don’t interest me at all, and the whole systemic governmental nonsense my tour guide was explaining went in one ear and right out the other–however, it’s nice to say I’ve actually been inside the building, and not just taken pictures of Big Ben (once again, no pictures inside could be taken–but that’s why I love the Internet)… Continue reading

On The Hunt: Exploring London…

Yesterday evening, I meandered through the streets of this great city–not to gaze awestruck like a tourist at every single landmark, but with a mission–a hunt, more specifically…A scavenger hunt…

You see, my professor gave us a little assignment to do with a partner: After giving us a list of 10 clues, he instructed us to figure out which landmarks/areas throughout the city he was referring to, and go to each one, bringing back some sort of evidence that we went there…The group that had completed the task the most would win a night out at dinner with him…

And so, me and Micaela set out on our journey @ around 1, taking only a mere 10 1/2 hours to get back to the House!!!!…Here’s some of the interesting things that I saw on my little adventure…

The British Museum:

In operation since 1753, this place has over 8 million objects within its permanent collection–and the best part is, it’s free…Now, I love museums, so to me, this place was AMAZING (to me, it’s up there with the Met and the Prado [not to boast, or anything])–esp. all the artifacts from Ancient Greece and Rome (the statues in particular)–and just for you, Ma, I’ll upload pics of the tombs/sarcophagi from Ancient Egypt…

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Hello, My Darling–Welcome To London!!!!…

In spite of all the frustration that was had in actually getting here, I’m FINALLY in London–and my first day here was interesting to say the least!!!!

Upon arriving at the House, I lugged my things to my room, which isn’t the swankiest–but it’s nice and cozy–maybe it’s that Victorian atmosphere (the house was completed in 1875)–with a sink and a lovely view of the back garden…Plus, the House looks even better than in pictures…

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London’s A’Calling…

Well, folks, the day has finally come…Once again, I find myself lugging every essential thing I possibly can (without exceeding weight limits) into my beloved orange Nautica suitcase…

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…my passport (and letter for the UK Boarding Agency)…

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…and a healthy amount of pound sterlings…

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…and going across the Atlantic to an exotic locale–this time, it’s London…

Now, I’ve always known I would go to London at some point in my life–but I didn’t imagine it would be so soon after my first adventure in international travel–and I can honestly say that  it’s an EXTRAORDINARY blessing to be able to do so, something that most people in the world cannot say for themselves…

Granted, I’m only going to be there 5 weeks (yeah, I know it’s not that short a time–but I feel like you could be in London for a lifetime and still not be able to fully experience it), and yes, I’m going to be doing actual work there, what with my Intro to Global Trade and Commerce Studies class–but still, I hope to have at least some fun and adventure before all’s said and done!!!!…

So, here’s to a productive–yet thrilling–5 weeks in one of the most exciting cities in the world–about which, of course, I’ll give you deets through my beloved blog here (starting as soon I settle in tomorrow), :-)…